Is Civil War looming for The Avengers?

Posted on 14 October 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Marvel Studios is apparently planning to bring its 2006 crossover storyline Civil War to the big screen in the near future.

Captain America 3 is expected to lay the groundwork for the event, which will likely shake up the status quo of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

Robert Downey Jr is line to reprise is role as Iron Man in the third Captain America movie, according to Variety, a move that will set the scene for him to clash with Chris Evans’s Captain America.

The Civil War comic book storyline saw Iron Man and Captain America locked in conflict over the Superhero Registration Act, legislation forcing superhumans to ditch their secret identities and join a government-regulated force.

Captain America 3 directors Joe and Anthony Russo previously revealed that the film’s subtitle will cause a stir among fans and are keeping it tightly under wraps. Civil War certainly fits that bill.

There has also been rumours that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures could one day strike up a cross-licensing deal to bring Spider-Man to the Avengers universe, and Civil War would give them the best possible excuse to make this a reality.

Downey Jr and Evans will next don their superhero guises for Avengers: Age of Ultron, appearing alongside Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader.

The film is set for release on 1st May next year.